Fundamentals of Immersion

July, 2019Archive

Jul 23

I have decided to put a freeze on the development of an immersive experience as the summative portion of this study. This study began with the intention of exploring practices from every corner of the immersive design discipline in order to highlight effective design methods and, eventually, synthesize them into a singular “one-size-fits-all” practice-based approach. When […]

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Jul 23

Grau, Oliver. Virtual Art: from Illusion to Immersion. MIT Press, 2007. Grau warns that the diminishing interface has the potential to remove critical engagement. Fully embodied immersion may cause problems we have not yet encountered or even considered. Grau’s warning is central to my interest in immersion. Immersion’s potential for misuse and manipulation is, to me, related to […]

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Jul 18

de Souza e Silva, A. & Girlie C Delacruz. “Hybrid Reality Games Reframed: Potential Uses in Educational Contexts.” Games and Culture, vol. 1, no. 3, 2006, pp. 231–251., doi:10.1177/1555412006290443. new keywords: hybrid reality games, hybrid space, street sociability, Sociocultural Learning Theory, Experiential Learning The accessibility and affordances of the mobile phone present opportunities for experiential learning, which […]

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Jul 09

Pohjola, Mike (2004): “Autonomous Identities: Immersion as a Tool for Exploring, Empowering and Emancipating Identities” in Montola & Stenros (ed.)  Beyond Role and Play: tools, toys and theory for harnessing imagination New key words: “immediated/immediacy/immediate art; diegetic frame; inter-immersion; Temporary Autonomous Zone & Temporary Autonomous Identity” Inter-immersion will be a key concept for developing the community space […]

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Jul 03

This week I have been focusing more on experiments with incorporating DepthKit into Vuforia. I used a Kinect for Windows (graciously provided by my supervisor) to record some test footage using Depthkit, and experimented with post-processing and green screen to get a sharper image. (I will have to reshoot the test footage with a better […]

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Jul 02

I visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWHP) at Universal Studios Orlando in 2012, several years after opening but before the Hogsmeade expansion. I was familiar with the Harry Potter storyworld and accompanied by an avowed super-fan I found the place captivating. Since the two of us were familiar with the Harry Potter world we found no impediment […]

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